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Occupy Montreal Protesters Branded by Police
Some members of the Occupy Montreal movement are considering legal action against the Montreal police after they were branded without their consent. Police expelled the group of protesters from Victoria Square last Friday, as part of the group handcuffed themselves to the outdoor kitchen. "The...
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No No Keshagesh
Keshagesh means Greedy Guts. It's what you call a little puppy who eats his own and then wants everybody else's. * * * * * I never saw so many business suits Never knew a dollar sign could look so cute Never knew a junkie with a money jones Who's buying Park Place? Who's buying Boardwalk? These old...
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Canada's PR Work for Tar Sands: Dirty, Crude and Oily
Another climate-related record will soon be broken, but it's not like those you've been hearing about: the heat waves, droughts and torrential floods setting calamitous precedents everywhere. For a change, mark down this next one as a sign of hope. It's that Washington will play host to the largest...
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Can Canada Really Be Scared of Free-Thinking?
It's a question I have to ask after being denied entry again – this time, ironically, to give a paper on academics and public debate
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Canada Spurns Kyoto in Favor of Tar Sands
BONN - Canada was roundly criticised by other nations at a major U.N. climate meeting last week after being caught underreporting carbon emissions from its tar sands oil production facilities, one of the country's biggest and fastest growing sources of global warming gases. But even the "full...
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Silence Is Deadly: I’m Speaking Out Against Canada-U.S. Tar Sands Pipeline
The U.S. Department of State seems likely to approve a huge pipeline, known as Keystone XL to carry tar sands oil (about 830,000 barrels per day) to Texas refineries unless sufficient objections are raised. The scientific community needs to get involved in this fray now. If this project gains...
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Stephen Harper's Conservatives Win Canadian Election
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative Party has won a majority of seats in a historic election that saw the left-leaning New Democratic Party become the official opposition. The Conservatives won 167 of the 308 electoral districts, earning 40% of the vote, Elections Canada reported. The New...
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High-Stakes Election Day for Canada's Harper
OTTAWA — Canada went to the polls Monday with Prime Minister Stephen Harper seeking an elusive Conservative majority but fearful of being unseated by a late surge from the left-leaning New Democratic Party. For the fourth time in seven years Canadians will choose a new government. Opinion polls...
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Canada Parliament Begins No-Confidence Debate
The Canadian parliament has begun debate on a no-confidence motion expected to topple the Conservative minority government. Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff said Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government "breaks the rules" and "does not deserve to remain in office". If the motion passes on...
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Our Commons Future Is Already Here
A stirring call to unite the environmental and global justice movement from Maude Barlow
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